Monthly Archives: February 2019

The Hoosier Hate Hoaxer

This only recently came to my attention.  In 2018, a member of my former department in Bloomington, Indiana pled guilty to faking a hate crime. His offense occurred a week after the presidential election of 2016. A dyed-in-the-wool conservative will … Continue reading

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Spectacular Stars

The stars were incredible–the clearest I’ve seen since getting a telescope.  Orion’s bow, Eridanus, Lepus, the Hyades, all in incredible detail and depth with countless stars seldom seen. Then the clouds rolled in.

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Another Amazon Ripoff

I needed that fluid that goes with the brush that cleans a vinyl LP.  No need to mention the product; it’s well known.  My last bottle lasted for almost four years, but finally ran dry as things do. I went … Continue reading

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Fear Mongrels

The disgraceful Jussie Smollett–he of the faked racial attack in Chicago–went on TV to weep and wail about “only wanting (sniffle, dab) justice in America.” He referred to the current president and all his supporters as “fear mongrels.” Does he … Continue reading

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Medio Porteño

Yo fui concebido en Buenos Aires, alrededor del 26 de febrero en el año 1960, con la Cruz del Sur brillando en los cielos y, más cerca en la Plaza San Martín, las jacarandas en flor. Aunque nací en Nueva … Continue reading

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Turkey Dinner!

Big holiday turkeys are on sale!  Twenty-five pounds for about $12.00.  The big beast came home Saturday, has defrosted and in the oven now. Sometimes the turkey marks the holidays, and sometimes it’s just good economic sense. It’s easy to … Continue reading

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Baby Boom Humbug

I just read a bracingly honest article about “generational identity.” It’s titled “Your Generational Identity Is a Lie.” Disclaimer:  I don’t know, or care, if that newspaper is certifiably “right wing” or “left wing.” I find the article to be … Continue reading

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Just Published

My article on Carson Cooman, the remarkable organist and composer at Harvard, was just published in The Organ, a British quarterly. It was a pleasure getting to know my subject better, and come to a deep and abiding appreciation of … Continue reading

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